The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers kicked off their Eastern Conference Finals series on Saturday afternoon and they will be playing for much more than just a shot at making an appearance in the 2014 Stanley Cup. Well, kind of.
Before the series began, the Canadiens reached out to late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon and the two sides agreed to a deal that is pending the result of the Canadiens-Rangers series.
The friendly wager came to fruition on Twitter, with both sides accepting the bet that has some pretty entertaining consequences.
The Habs official website has the details:
Fallon, the former star of Saturday Night Live and current host of NBC’s The Tonight Show – taped at the famed studios situated at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York – confirmed he will wear a Canadiens jersey during one of his monologues in the event Montreal bests the Rangers in their series that starts Saturday afternoon. In turn, the Canadiens will change their @CanadiensMTL Twitter avatar to a photo of Fallon of his choosing for one day, plus outfit their famed mascot, Youppi!, in a Rangers jersey and post 10 different pictures of him walking around Montreal showing it off.
The Rangers were aware of the wager and they let Fallon know they will be fighting hard to save him from having to deliver a monologue outfitted in a Habs jersey.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 17, 2014
It is always entertaining to see celebrities publicly engage in bets and it is even better when they are initiated by a team.
We will just have to wait and see who the lucky winner turns out to be.